Invisaling woman with Straight teeth

Invisalign – The Benefits of Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

To achieve the confident, beautiful smile that you desire, you need to straighten your teeth.

Today’s braces have come a long way. Traditional braces offer colorful elastics, and the brackets can be made in a variety of fun shapes. But let’s face it: metal braces are not attractive. Many people just don’t want to deal with the look and feel of stiff, sharp wires and metal in their mouths. Introducing Invisalign® – the “invisible” braces.

Dr. Rick Dentistry is proud to offer Invisalign braces. Unlike traditional metal braces that are glued to your teeth and held together with wires and rubber bands, Invisalign braces are BPA-free, clear plastic aligner trays configured to fit discreetly over your teeth and changed every two weeks to gently move your teeth.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

  • Clear plastic trays are nearly invisible. Metal wires and brackets are glued to the front of your teeth.
  • Trays are made of smooth, comfortable plastic, computer-generated to fit your teeth. Braces can cause pain, discomfort and mouth sores, and loose wires and broken brackets can cause injuries.
  • Eat and drink whatever you like – just remove aligners. Avoid hard, sticky foods that get stuck in teeth and break wires and brackets, and drinks such as tea, coffee and soda that can discolor teeth.
  • Aligners are taken out to brush and floss your teeth to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing around wires can be difficult, creating potential for cavities and plaque.

A perfect smile means perfectly aligned teeth … and a reduced risk of periodontal disease in the future. Ask Dr. Rick Dentistry about using Invisalign for a healthier, happier, perfect smile!